Workin’ For the Weekend!

Bon dia! (Hello in Portuguese)

Today was our last day before the weekend in the school, which means we had a lot of work to wrap up! But befroe we could even get started with our work this morning, everyone got really excited about the BACON we had for breakfast! “Bacon, is good for me.” especially on toast with eggs and cheese (and salsa!)

But once we got to the school we got straight to work on painting 2 different buildings, one, the teachers’ building from the day before, and the other a classroom that needed some work. Both came out excellent and full of color!

 

Classroom after some color! (There's some blue too!)

Classroom after some color! (There’s some blue too!)

Classroom before color

Classroom before color

Working on the white up high

Working on the white up high

Almost finished!

Almost finished!

We also got started on a new project, which is the new classroom that we’re building for the school to start making class sizes a bit smaller than their usual 30-40 kids. Despite starting from scratch, we were able to finish putting up the support poles and cementing them in before it was time to leave this afternoon.

 

Classroom almost finished getting its walls redone

Classroom almost finished getting its walls redone

"Zazu! Reports from the underground, Sir!"

“Zazu! Reports from the underground, Sir!”

Dig crew gets it done.

Dig crew gets it done.

Mean muggin' ladies. Watch out or they'll mix your cement.

Mean muggin’ ladies. Watch out or they’ll mix your cement.

Dan is a tool. What a Kiwi.

Dan is a tool. What a Kiwi.

TJ and Rachel got a few gifts of drawings!

TJ and Rachel got a few gifts of drawings!

Paige is too cool for school. Literally. She's not enrolled here.

Paige is too cool for school. Literally. She’s not enrolled here.

Mixing cement like bosses.

Mixing cement like bosses.

Rachel got her hair did. Looks fresh.

Rachel got her hair did. Looks fresh.

Classroom is going up quickly!

Classroom is going up quickly!

And on a special note, the septic tank is ALMOST finished! This 2 metre-deep hole is finally wide enough and almost deep enough. We also found about 20 grubs in it today, which Kiki loved since she’s a grub. Rufus also loved it because she finally got to meet Kiki’s extended family here in Africa.

 

These things are BIG.

These things are BIG.

Getting it DUG!

Getting it DUG!

Niki holding up a prize grub specimen.

Niki holding up a prize grub specimen.

Once we got back from the school, a few of us even went for a nice dip in the ocean, and even collected a few snails. Great way to end the day!

Time for a dip in the Indian Ocean.

Time for a dip in the Indian Ocean.

Tonight we’re enjoying some curry, thanks to Anna (meh) Bernie (wooo) and Rufus (bleh) which was vegetarian minus the boerewurst that Frans was kind enough to prepare for the carnivores. Cai and I also enjoyed mixing more peri-peri sauce in because spicy and yum. We’re all “settling down” now that it’s the weekend, so we’re playing tough games like Spoons and Egyptian Rat Screw, which has become a quick favorite amongst the group!

Bets are on! Spoons is a crazy game.

Bets are on! Spoons is a crazy game.

 

See you after the weekend, we have some fun planned!

 

-Casey

P.S. Candace and Narelle are awesome because they sit on the couch with me while everyone runs. What champs.

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